Course Title: Plan spatial data collection and validation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GEOM5115C

Course Title: Plan spatial data collection and validation

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator & Teacher: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop data collection and validation plans for new data. It requires the ability to evaluate spatial information to apply knowledge to plan future collection requirements. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5031A Plan spatial data collection and validation


1. Scope spatial data acquisition requirements


2. Evaluate available collection options.


3. Develop spatial data collection and validation plan.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • How to answer client need for survey information
  • Determine the most appropriated survey method
  • Undertake the survey measurments in a simulated workplace environment
  • Produce all the required documentation for delivery to the client

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Teaching Schedule


 1 Introduction to the topic  
 2 Assessment 1 investigation and case study training All including 1.3 
 3 Case study 1 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 4 Checking of case study 1 3.3 & 3.4 
 5 Case study 2 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 6 Checking of case study 2 3.3 & 3.4 
 7 Case study 3 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 8 Checking of case study 3 3.3 & 3.4 
 9 Test 1 3.4 Assessment 1 and test 1
 10 Case study 4 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 11Checking of case study 4 3.3 & 3.4 
 12 Case study 5 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 13 Checking of case study 5 3.3 & 3.4 
 14 Case study 6 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 15 Checking of case study 6 3.3 & 3.4 

 Test 2

 3.4Test 2 & portfolio

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Weight %

Assessment 1

Assessment 1


Assessment 2

Test 1


Assessment 3

Test 2


Assessment 4



These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assess 1

Assess 2

Assess 3

Assess 4














































This competency is delivered as a cluster but is individually assessed.

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment Due Week 9 Weight 20%
Assessment Task 2 – Test on Week 9 Weight 30%
Assessment Task 3 – Test on Week 16 Weight 30%
Assessment Task 4 – Portfolio due Week 16 Weight 20%

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment

Assessment Matrix


Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
 1,2 and 3 Assignment 20% Week 9 -
 3.4 Test 1 30% Week 9 -
 3.4 Test 2 30% Week 16 -
 1, 2 and 3 Portfolio 20% Week 16 -

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• numeracy skills to:
      • analyse errors
      • conduct image analysis
      • perform mental calculations
      • interpret and analyse statistics
      • record with accuracy and precision
      • undertake computations
• organisational skills to:
      • research activities
      • prioritise activities to meet contractual requirements
• spatial skills to:
      • display proficiency in the operation of spatial data capture equipment
      • exercise precision and accuracy in relation to spatial and aspatial data acquisition and the use of electronic equipment
      • archive and retrieve spatial data
      • manage and manipulate spatial data

• spatial referencing systems
• spatial data capture methodologies
• project management tools, techniques and methodologies
• quality assurance principles relating to the collection of spatial data

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official
due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:
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